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  • G7 Leaders Agree to Limit Global Temperature Increase to 2 Degrees C
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on June 12, 2015

    The so-called “G7” states -- Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States – announced a non-binding agreement recently that seeks to limit global temperature rise to 2° Celsius. Read more »

  • Questions on Iran? We've Got Answers.
    Posted by Theresa Shaffer on April 21, 2015

    On April 2, a framework agreement was reached between the "P5+1" negotiators and Iran. Although those who ardently supported diplomacy throughout the negotiation process celebrated this announcement as a huge victory, this left many questions for skeptics of the deal. We answer some of those questions here. Read more »
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  • Your hard work paid off! A framework agreement has been reached!
    Posted by Theresa Shaffer on April 2, 2015

    Today in Lausanne, Switzerland, the P5 + 1 negotiators announced that a framework agreement has been reached for a final comprehensive deal with Iran, dealing with Iran’s nuclear program. Read more »
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  • The Uphill Battle to Let Diplomacy Work with Iran
    Posted by Theresa Shaffer on January 21, 2015

    The Iran Talks have already made significant progress by placing a temporary freeze on Iran’s nuclear program through the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA). The current negotiations are to ensure a permanent resolution to the problem. Read more »

  • Iran Deal Extended But Trouble Lurking
    Posted by Theresa Shaffer on December 15, 2014

    The deadline for a diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear program was extended from Nov. 24th until July 1st, 2015. This is great news since it allows more time to let diplomacy work. However, there are hardliners in Congress who would like to add additional sanctions against Iran in the hopes of pressuring them to accept an agreement. Read more »

  • WNCPSR Participates at Veterans for Peace Annual Convention
    Posted by Martin Fleck on August 8, 2014

    Western North Carolina’s PSR Chapter participated in the Veterans for Peace 29th Annual Convention in Asheville, NC. Read more »
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  • Feinstein blasts sanctions legislation
    Posted by Martin Fleck on January 17, 2014

    On Jan. 14, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) urged her fellow Senators to oppose new Iran sanctions legislation. Read more »

  • Syria and the Arms Trade Treaty
    Posted by Ashish Sinha on June 13, 2012

    On Tuesday (June 12th), the Obama Administration alleged that Russia is sending attack helicopters to President Bashar Assad's regime and warned that the Arab country's 15-month conflict could become even deadlier. Read more »
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  • Back from the Brink?
    Posted by Ashish Sinha on May 23, 2012

    In the past few days, we have seen promising signs that the P5 + 1 and Iran are close to an agreement on Iran’s dual-use nuclear program. Read more »
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  • Militarism on a Sick Planet
    Posted by Maureen McCue, MD, PhD on June 13, 2011

    Iowa PSR recently sponsored a workshop on the interconnections between militarism, climate and environmental degradation from a health and human rights perspective. Read more »

  • Let’s negotiate like Russia with Iran
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Marina Voronova-Abrams, Global Green USA on October 5, 2009

    There is no public proof that Iran intends to build a bomb and no good reason to impose crippling sanctions. Such sanctions will only decrease the U.S.’s influence on Iran, while they increase Russia’s. Several U.S. media outlets and US Representative Howard Berman (D-CA) wrongly said that the September 25 public acknowledgement of Iran’s secret enrichment facility in Qum, capable of holding 3,000 centrifuges, is proof that Iran intends to build a nuclear weapon. This is additional proof that Iran broke its international obligations, but these sources do not prove that Iran intends to build a nuclear weapon. These facilities can be used to produce low enriched uranium for nuclear reactor fuel, or highly enriched uranium for the core of a nuclear weapon. Read more »
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  • Iran Offers the US a Proposal to Talk
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on September 17, 2009

    Iran just sent the United States a positive response to engage in dialogue over political, security and economic issues. In this latest Iranian package proposal for constructive negotiations, Iran attempts to persuade us that the unilateral and militaristic ways of old lead to the economic crisis and security dilemmas we face today, and that only an unbiased multilateral approach to negotiations will succeed in easing tension in Iran’s relations with the United States. Read more »

  • August Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on August 28, 2009

    A new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report is out on Iran. Here is some new information about Iran’s enrichment capabilities, since the last June report: Read more »

  • Sanctions Hurt Iranians Who Need Help
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on August 6, 2009

    The Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009, or 'the Berman Bill,' after the original sponsor in the House of Representatives Howard Berman (D-CA), now has a place in the Senate (S.908) with support from 21 Senators. The Bill looks to push Iran into further isolation from the international community by cutting its oil and gas trade off. Isolating Iran will spur more illegal trade in Iran, increase the threat Iran perceives from the West and give the nation more of a reason to build a nuclear weapon as a security assurance. Read more »
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  • Gibbs backs off on Iran Gaffe
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo and Laicie Olson on August 5, 2009

    August 4, to the shock of Iran experts, White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs said that President Obama recognized Iran’s contested election of President Ahmadinejad, but then retracted the statement. When asked point blank August 4 if the administration recognized Ahmadinejad as the legitimate President of Iran, Gibbs responded that “He [Ahmadinejad] is the elected leader.” Read more »

  • Congress to Hurt Iranian Reform Movement
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo and Laicie Olson on August 4, 2009

    With two Iran Amendments to the $679.8 billion National Defense Authorization Act and one to the $33.3 billion Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, Congress looks to grasp some oversight on U.S.-Iran policy. As Iran’s political stability after its June 2009 elections continues to deteriorate, these proposed actions could hurt the reformist movement that Congress would like to support. Congress should instead hold off on taking action until it is clear who will ultimately hold power in Iran for the long term. Read more »
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  • Check out NIAC on Rafsanjani
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on July 1, 2009

    The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) will guest post a few of PSR's Iran entries. The first one is called "Rafsanjani Has Not Caved." Read more »

  • Violence and Hope Continues in Iran
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on June 24, 2009

    The most important thing to note at this time is a growing rift between power players in Iran and that violence towards protestors is intensifying. Read more »

  • Iranians Hit Threshold
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on June 20, 2009

    Fires, tear gas and blood are flowing in Tehran today (June 20), but the crowds are thinner than expected. The Green Movement (made of reformist supporters in Iran) is being seriously beaten by police. At least 100 people have been seriously injured. European and Australian Embassies have opened up for the injured in Tehran. Read more »

  • Supreme Leader Speaks
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on June 19, 2009

    At 12:05 Mecca time Iran’s Supreme Leader spoke to the people. He was with supporters of Ahmadinejad. I will put up an analysis with a shorter summary soon. Here is most of the text translated into English this morning live from my notes, of course it is not perfect, since it went from Farsi/Persian to English: Read more »

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